Fred Olsen’s Braemar has retired from the fleet. For alternative cruising experiences, see all other Fred Olsen cruise ships here, such as Borealis, Bolette and Balmoral.
Fred Olsen Braemar invites her passengers onboard to experience traditional-style cruising with a friendly atmosphere. Offering an intimate and classic cruising experience, this cruise ship has huge expansive windows, good-sized terraces, and large open decks filled with spaces to dine, relax and socialise with like-minded cruisers. What's more, Fred. Olsen cruises offer a unique range of friendly and intimate cruise experiences where passengers are encouraged to engage and interact with each other, all of which helps to create the tight-knit, family atmosphere on Braemar for which the cruise line is known.
Menus onboard Fred Olsen Braemar are prepared to a high standard by award-winning chefs, and food is served by staff who are friendly and attentive. The main dining rooms The Thistle and The Grampian restaurants, provide a traditional dining experience in an atmosphere enhanced by large windows and sea views. In addition to the exquisite food there’s an extensive wine list which helps to compliment and complete your meals perfectly. For something extra special, The Grill is open in warm weather and for an additional cost offers guests the chance to dine al fresco at the stern of the ship.
Other less formal dining options are also available onboard Fred Olsen Braemar including the Palms Café, with carved mural décor, and the Coral Club with its sublimely comfortable tub chairs. Meanwhile, enjoy a taste of home each day of your cruise at the Observatory Lounge thanks to complimentary afternoon tea.
As you watch fabulous sunsets over the cruise ship, Fred Olsen Braemar turns her attention to the evening schedule of attractions and entertainment. The Neptune Lounge transforms and a shimmering backdrop gives the stage a certain glamour. The Coral Club is the perfect venue for classical music and dancing, while the Morning Light Pub invites you to watch impressive solo acts. Finish your night with a visit to the Observatory, where the background piano music will help you relax with a drink in hand before heading to bed.
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There are plenty of facilities onboard Braemar to help you while away your free time on the ship. From shops stocking a wide variety of goods including stylish fashion labels and high-end perfumes to a well-stocked library where passengers can relax in comfortable mahogany chairs and catch up on some reading, there’s an activity for every mood and interest.
Fred. Olsen also offer a comprehensive array of themed cruises, which allow passengers to combine their hobbies or interests with amazing cruise experiences. Some of the most popular themes are food and wine, featuring professional lecturers ready to impart their knowledge onto guests.
Onboard Braemar there is a fully-equipped fitness centre with weights, resistance machines and a large dance studio that plays host to group sessions. The range of fitness and activities allow you to keep up with your healthy lifestyle while onboard or pick up a new fitness regime. The sauna and solarium provide the perfect opportunity to wind down, relax and recharge your batteries, leaving you refreshed and looking your best to enjoy your cruise holiday. Additional facilities include the sun-drenched deck swimming pool and luxurious Jacuzzi.
Enjoyable Mystery Cruise with friends. Aviles, very average, Bordeaux, interesting. Falmouth Beautiful weather, greeted by the Mayor, port laid on coutesy bus to Maritime Museum, then enjoyed the quaint streets and harbour.
We felt the journey to Avila’s was too far for just a day especially as it was a Bank Holiday there and everywhere was shut! The entertainment on the ship was very poor nothing to do while at sea days. The beds were too hard and we had bad back aches. On the plus side the food was very good and the staff very pleasant.
Just what I expected
Just back from an 11 night cruise a bit over-priced at £1554 inside cabin for 2. The crew don't seem to be enjoying the job all looking very glum. The gratuities at £10 per day a bit high so I removed them from our account and gave cabin steward and table waiters £25 each.The food was good plenty of choice but the weather spoilt it for us 4 days sick.